Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Quilt Finish!

More exciting to me than finishing this quilt (although that is exciting) is learning how to use my new phone (a Samsung Galaxy S8 with an Android platform). I’m really an Apple girl, so this is my first venture outside that realm. But my last iPhone,  a 5-something, was a piece of garbage that always seemed to crash when I needed it most. Good riddance!  So now that I’ve finally been able to transfer some pictures from the phone to my computer, I can do a catch-up post. No thanks to Dropbox, which is not communicating with itself from my phone to my computer, even though they’ve been synched. I hate this tech-y stuff with a passion.

So, the AB Baby quilt is done. This was my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June and also #2 on my Second Quarter Goals for the 2018 Finish Along.  I’ll be linking up to both those online challenges as the link-ups become available.

The quilt will be for our soon-to-be-born granddaughter Evie. The letters were cut from a panel from the fabric line Nature Walk by Tamara Kate, and the pattern was published to go along with the letters. I used fabrics mostly from about 4-5 of her various lines (I love her stuff!). There are some other fabrics in there too, but the lion’s share is Tamara Kate fabric. And so is the backing. This print comes from her newest line, Joy, and I thought with its gentle print of butterflies and flowers, etc, it was the perfect complement to the top.

The quilt finished at about 52x62”. I used a plain ol’ stipple to quilt it, and then bound it with the gray stripes print that had originally be auditioned (and rejected) for the sashing strips.

And since I had another recent photo on my phone, I’d thought I’d share with you a picture of Mr. Cat himself - Alfalfa. I can’t imagine anyone would mind a picture of such a handsome chap!

Bruce is off work for this week, so we have been puttering around the house. Yesterday was garden work (in the morning) and errands (in the afternoon). Today was cleaning (Bruce - his bathroom and man cave/laboratory) and for me it was Weight Watchers, sewing, and the phone-techy stuff. Tomorrow we’ll probably go visit Red Butte Garden again in Salt Lake to see the roses at their peak and to get some sunshine, then go out to lunch. The weather here has been mild (mid-seventies) this week, so we’re going to enjoy it to the max!


Libby in TN said...

I feel your pain! I got my first i-phone for Christmas and I'm still learning. Never was an Apple girl, but my kids told me if I wanted them for tech support, I'd better get an i-phone!

julieQ said...

That is an awesome quilt!! I still am laboring along with my I-phone, LOL!

canuckquilter said...

Lovely baby quilt. It's a great way to use that alphabet panel. I hope the tech pains abate soon :)

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the baby quilt, it came out beautiful Cathy!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This one is just adorable, Cathy! I love the scrappy look of it, with the sashing you put on each alphabet block. That backing fabric is wonderful, too! A great finish!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh I love that baby quilt! Here's the news, never spoken to anyone yet by me. I am going to be a Great Grandma. I'm already a great grandma, but now I will be the next generation grandma. To quilt or crochet or maybe both. What a dilemma.

I am an Android girl. And unlike most, I like Google. I'm sure its a Left Brain control thing.

We are patiently waiting for sun. It's coming along with heat and humidity. We can't win in Northern Indiana.
xx, Carol

Louise said...

Beautiful finish! The backing is so soft and sweet, and the grey stripe is perfection for the binding. Congratulations!! This is the most wonderful gift for your most wonderfully anticipated arrival, little Evie :)
louise dot hornor at gmail

MissPat said...

What a lovely gift which is sure to become a family heirloom. I've had my Galaxy 7 for almost a year and still can't figure most of it out, but it's my first cell phone, so I'm still in learning mode.

Angie said...

The AB Baby quilt looks wonderful! I love the bright, airy feel of it!
Kitty scratches to Alfalfa - he is indeed a handsome fellow!